Salary Negotiation Email Template

This template offers the perfect opportunity to discuss your compensation and benefits package with potential hires.

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Candidates are going to want to negotiate salary and benefits, so be prepared.  You may be open to negotiating higher compensation and/or a better benefits package if it’s in your budget and the candidate offers the right experience. 

This template will give you an idea of how to re-address salary and benefits with potential hires. You can customize this template to include compensation, bonuses and perks you’re willing to offer.

Sample email candidate salary negotiation 

Subject Line: Job Offer from [Company_name]

Hi [Candidate_name],

Thank you for considering our job offer for the [Job_title] position. We’ve discussed your requests with the Head of [mention dept] department and our Finance team and we’ve decided to extend our initial offer with:

  • A [e.g. 10%] increase in the annual compensation to a new [mention the new salary] salary
  • A signing bonus of $X
  • Option to work from home two days/week or commute reimbursement
  • Opportunity for additional compensation and benefits package after an early performance review [e.g. six months after start date]

If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at [provide contact details.]

Best regards,

[Your name]

[Signature]

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